Linklaters looks for BFF

Slaughters would do well to heed the advice of some old sage about keeping its friends close.

For after Macfarlanes moved in on its Chinese best friend Jun He, Linklaters is looking to snaffle its Aussie buddy Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR).

The pair have apparently been talking for months, but word is that AAR thinks Linklaters is making too many demands, potentially delaying any deal.

Perhaps that explains why Linklaters’ Singapore joint venture partner Allen & Gledhill wants to break the friendship to hook up with Allen & Overy.

So much for BFF.